Guided Steelhead Fishing

World-famous for its B-run Steelhead averaging 10 to 12 lbs with several 20 lb fish to be taken. Clearwater is highly regarded as one of the best Steelhead rivers in the world. The Clearwater is a shallow river with rocky structures and gravel bars making drifting bait the primary method of fishing here. It is not uncommon for our Orofino Idaho Fishing Guides to put you onto 20 or more Steelhead in a day!! Here our Clearwater River Fishing Guides will cover a 40-mile section of the river beginning in Lewiston, Idaho, and extending into the town of Orofino, Idaho. The Clearwater River is a very scenic river with plenty of sightings of Bald Eagles, Deer, Elk, River Otter, and numerous other critters that roam the Clearwater mountainside. To find out more about our Steelhead guided trips visit our Steelhead page.

Guided Salmon Fishing

The Clearwater also sees a run of spring Chinook. Our Orofino Idaho Fishing Guides will fish a 70-mile section of the river from Lewiston to Kooskia, with stops along the way in the communities of Lenore, Peck, and Orofino. Trolling herring, eggs, or plugs as well as back-bouncing eggs are the best methods of taking in this fishery. Idaho Clearwater Spring Salmon is regarded as the best tasting salmon available. The weather is nice this time of year which makes for a great family fishing trip! To find out more about our Salmon guided trips visit our Salmon page.


Dworshak Reservoir is formed by the Dworshak Dam on the Northfork of the Clearwater River. Dworshak Reservoir extends over 50 miles with over 17,000 surface acres of water.
Dworshak is home to some of the largest Smallmouth Bass in the state of Idaho. Our Orofino Idaho Fishing Guides will take you into the wild, pristine Idaho Back-country in search of
these toads. Dworshak Reservoir Smallmouth Bass grow to an excess of 9 pounds, with the state record being taken more than once. It’s not uncommon for our trips to see multiple 5+ pound fish per trip.

Alongside monster Smallmouth Bass, Dworshak is home to the highest number of Kokanee in the state of Idaho. Although our Kokanee don’t get as big as some other fisheries, we have a generous limit (25 per angler) and it usually isn’t difficult filling the freezer with these tasty treats. Our guides like to smoke or can these fish to make delicious dips or sandwich spreads.